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Products used in this ProjectDoorsStudcoFlush Finish Door Jamb – EzyJambTeam:Jessica Schmitzberger, Cooper Ballantine, Justin TinguePrincipal Design:Chris Lowe, Axel SchmitzbergerCity:Beverly HillsCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Paul VuText description provided by the architects. ELL is a 5,500SF ground-up Beverly Hills Developer residence designed for Luxe List Home. The building is located at the crest of the Benedict Canyon hillsides, overlooking the entire serene landscape of the Beverly Hills neighborhood. The project is loosely situated within the footprint of a former, now demolished, one-story 1950s residence.Save this picture!© Paul VuA design-build methodology was employed and streamlined to meet a challenging schedule, with the dynamic design process that evolved during and prior to construction. The methodological constraints of the project led to explorations of an elevational architecture, focusing on systemic alignments and misalignments as tools to create a dynamic, yet minimal façade. Formal elements are subtle, accentuated, and exaggerated. Planes are simultaneously thickened and destabilized through the opening of corners and separation from the ground surface.Save this picture!© Paul VuThis technique allowed maximum freedom in developing a loose plan that emphasizes zones rather than rooms, which is played out with various degrees of privacy; the building is obscured to the street-front, yet completely open to the scenic view in the West. The ground-floor opens up to the elements using the architecture as framework for views of the landscape beyond. The second floor, which features the most private areas has a discreet roof terrace, which is set into the roof surface to exercise another dialogue between privacy and openness.Save this picture!© Paul VuThe entrance is shielded by a long, heavy, elevated wing wall that not only forms part of the ground floor and sideboard enclosure but also embraces an interior courtyard with an entry pond. This allows the east facade to be completely opened up over two stories while being visually almost inaccessible from the street.Save this picture!© Paul VuThe deck and zero-edge pool cantilever over the steep hillside and are extensions of the floor plans rather than landscape elements. This enhances the continuous interplay between interior and exterior throughout the house and artificially increases the footprintSave this picture!© Paul VuSave this picture!Elevation 2Save this picture!© Paul VuThe material vocabulary of the project is reduced to three related elements. The extensive glazing, with its reflective and transparent surfaces and thin dark glazing frames, is starkly contrasted by white stucco facades. Wooden slats serve as a textural mediator through the use of parametrically generated undulation. Inside, material contrasts continue. Expressed through sharp-edged geometries and articulated datum, juxtapositions of white stucco, grey stone, and soft, warm wood surfaces unfold throughout.Save this picture!© Paul VuProject gallerySee allShow lessChapel Proposal in Senegal Uses Local Materials to Unite the CommunityArchitecture NewsAIANY Civic Leadership ProgramOpportunities Share United States Photographs Projects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872112/ell-domaen Clipboard ArchDaily 2016 S&Z Engineering ELL / Domaen Domaen General Contractor: Year: CopyHouses•Beverly Hills, United States Save this picture!© Paul Vu+ 31 Share Photographs: Paul Vu Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872112/ell-domaen Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDomaenOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeverly HillsUnited StatesPublished on May 29, 2017Cite: “ELL / Domaen” 29 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
By Andy Eubank – Oct 20, 2020 NASCAR’s Bowyer and DEKALB Fuel FFA Scholarship Previous articleReuters: Payments to Farmers at All Time High Before ElectionNext articleHarvest Focus in Indiana Moves to Corn on the HAT Wednesday Podcast Andy Eubank SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News NASCAR’s Bowyer and DEKALB Fuel FFA Scholarship Facebook Twitter NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer, the National FFA Organization and DEKALB® brand corn presented students the opportunity to qualify for the Winning Has Roots agricultural scholarship. On October 18th at the NASCAR Cup race, driver Clint Bowyer completed 267 laps to fund a $10,138 FFA scholarship.During the race, the National FFA Organization and DEKALB® brand unveiled the new DEKALB Wining Has Roots car driven by Bowyer. The car flew around the track with dual wings for both the FFA emblem and DEKALB winged ear of corn. The special wing-designed car represents iconic roots in agriculture with a tradition of leadership, personal growth and success. With a legacy of performance, the FFA and DEKALB brand are focused on improving the future of agriculture, and together will offer students the opportunity to qualify for the Winning Has Roots scholarship.“I grew up around farming, and the Kansas race is always more meaningful to me since this is my home track,” said Bowyer. “Here, I remember that winning has roots. It takes resilience, perseverance and drive. Farming is no different. I value my partnership with DEKALB and am honored to support the next generation of agriculture leaders.“The Winning Has Roots scholarship will help one qualified student fund their continued education. The scholarship was created by DEKALB to help students achieve their goals and advance the agriculture industry by focusing on performance. The scholarship amount was determined by the number of laps Bowyer completed with the No. 14 DEKALB FFA Ford Mustang. A base amount of $6,400 was to be awarded to the Winning Has Roots recipient with an increase of $14 for every lap Clint completed. If all 267 laps were completed, the scholarship increased to $10,138. This is the second annual scholarship program for the DEKALB brand.“Seeing the dual wing-designed car fly around the track this weekend was really exciting for the DEKALB brand,” said Kathleen McKittrick, DEKALB Brand Manager. “This race in Kansas, along with the partnership with the FFA and Clint, is a very special for us and the industry. The DEKALB brand believes winning has roots and is all about a mindset and skillset developed and shaped at a young age. This idea is built every day through persistence and the drive to perform. Whether in the classroom or on the farm or racetrack, there is no difference. Clint did a great job, and we’re proud to announce the scholarship application period opens October 26th.”Eligible FFA members who are high school seniors or college freshmen, sophomores or juniors pursuing an agriculture-related major in agribusiness systems, biotechnology systems or plant systems can apply for the scholarship now through January 14 2021 by visiting the National FFA website at FFA.org/scholarships*. The scholarship winner will be notified by FFA in May 2021.For more information about the Winning Has Roots scholarship, visit www.DEKALB.com/Scholarship and follow the conversation with #WinningHasRoots and #GoClintGo.Source: DEKALB
Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Organisation News Follow the news on Kazakhstan RSF_en The campaign for tomorrow’s parliamentary elections in Kazakhstan was marked by the lack of an alternative to the ruling party – a lack of pluralism that also characterizes the Kazakh media landscape. January 15, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia to go further Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal February 5, 2021 Find out more News The witchhunt against critical media is not letting up in Kazakhstan, which is ranked 160th out of 180 countries in the latest World Press Freedom Index. Made paranoid by the economic crisis and the advanced age of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the president since independence in 1991, the authorities have been steadily reinforcing their media and information monopoly.“Independent media are indispensible for a democratic debate and, without them, no election is credible,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “We urge the international community to draw the necessary conclusions from this predictable farce. It would be disgraceful if the European Union, in particular, were to ratify its Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement with Kazakhstan when this country is openly violating its own undertakings.”Imprisoned journalistsGuzal Baidalinova, the editor of the independent news website Nakanune.kz, has been held for nearly three months in the southern city of Almaty on a trumped-up charge of spreading false news about the Kazkommertsbank. Her lawyer, who says he has not yet been allowed access to her case file, fears that that her provisional detention will be extended when the current period expires on 23 March. A Nakanune.kz reporter, Yulia Kozlova, was meanwhile finally acquitted and released on 29 February after being arrested on a trumped-up drug possession charge last December.Encouraged by the way national media outlets are persecuted, provincial strongmen do not hesitate to silence troublesome journalists either. In the northeastern city of Pavlodar, local newspaper editor Yaroslav Golyshkin’s sentence to eight years in prison and confiscation of his property was upheld on appeal on 23 February.Convicted on charges of blackmail and extortion, Golyshkin is one of the scapegoats of a spectacular scandal involving the regional governor’s son. The Pavlodar court took two days to reject his appeal, which was heard in his absence. His lawyer is now preparing to appeal to a national court in the hope that it could prove more neutral and less sympathetic to the governor than the local court.Stifled media outlets, controlled InternetThe only remaining independent, Kazakh-language national newspaper, the daily Jas Alash, was ordered to pay 40 million tenge (more than 100,000 euros) in libel damages to the director of a clinic on appeal on 4 March. This ruinous damages award, which threatens the newspaper’s survival, is a method that has been used systematically against independent media outlets in recent years.In late October, the authorities got the better of the opposition newspaper ADAM, previous versions of which had been published year after year only to be always banned. Tired of this cat-and-mouse game, owner Guljan Yergaliyeva has decided for the time being not to publish any more versions.The Kazakh Internet has long ceased to function as space for free expression. Since 26 January, Internet users and access providers have to get a “national security certificate” from state-owned Kazakhtelecom that gives the authorities direct access to their connection data and allow them to decrypt encrypted traffic. The list of activists who have been given jail terms for their Facebook posts includes Yermek Narymbayev, Serikhan Mambetalin and Bolatbek Bialov.The already fraught climate for the media in Kazakhstan became suffocating after the bloody crackdown on rioting in Zhanaozen in December 2011 and the closure of all the leading national opposition newspapers a year later. (Photo: AFP photo / Stanislav Filippov) News News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia March 19, 2016 – Updated on March 21, 2016 No free press means no free elections in Kazakhstan Receive email alerts October 30, 2020 Find out more
Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley (PPPSGV) hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location of its Alhambra health center, with community members receiving a first-hand look at the newly expanded space.Located in the same complex as its predecessor, this expanded health center features new amenities including complementary Wi-Fi and multiple charging and work stations. With additional intake and exam rooms, PPPSGV will continue to meet the growing need for reproductive health services in the San Gabriel Valley.â€œWe wanted a place for patients to feel at home,â€ said President and CEO, Sheri Bonner. â€œWe built this center with a patientâ€™s life in mind. Too often we find ourselves running around with little time to spare, so the complementary Wi-Fi and work station will help patients continue important work while they wait for their appointments.â€Scheduled to open on January 15th, the Alhambra health center will provide a full range of sexual and reproductive health services for everyone including, birth control, breast and cervical cancer screenings, well woman exams, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment, as well as abortion services.Following the ribbon cutting, guests participated in guided tours of the health center.Over 47,000 local residents received high-quality care at Planned Parenthoodâ€™s four local health centers and multiple satellite locations this past year in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. 97% of the health care services are preventive, including life-saving cancer screenings, all FDA-approved methods of birth control, annual exams, testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections, and more. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley Celebrates Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At Alhambra Health Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 4:41 pm Community News Community News 15 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. HerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment
Facebook [email protected] SURPRISE inspection at the Regional Maternity Hospital in Limerick by the Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQUA) found that hand hygiene at the hospital was below standard.In a report published this week, the health services standards authority observed that out of twenty occasions when staff should have washed their hands, they only did so on thirteen and of those, only five met with the proper procedure for hospital hygiene.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Hand hygiene is recognised internationally as “the single most important preventative measure” in keeping cross infection in hospitals at bay, the HIQUA report said and it went on to express concern that “the level of compliance with hand hygiene practices in Mid Western Regional Maternity poses a risk to patient”.Inspectors found there were opportunities for improvement in cleanliness identified in both clinical areas and the OPD and that healthcare waste was not managed in line with the HSE national guidelines.Responding to the criticisms, the HSE issued a statement in which is said: “Much of the audit was extremely positive and complimentary of the service and the staff involved in its delivery”.But despite much emphasis on hand hygiene in our hospital, we are disappointed that we were observed to have suboptimal levels of hand hygiene compliance on the day in question. Since the audit, much work has been ongoing in this area”.Improvement measures include re-training and refresher courses in hand hygiene have now been delivered for all staff and any sinks which do not meet the hygiene requirements will be replaced.“We acknowledge that significant improvement in this area is required and we are fully committed to ensuring that we achieve the necessary improvement,” the statement said. Advertisement NewsLocal NewsHygiene not good enough at maternity hospitalBy admin – February 1, 2013 589 Print WhatsApp Twitter Email Linkedin Previous articleUlster Bank League Weekend Previews 2/2/13Next articleDisabled Limerick drug dealer jailed for two years admin
News Google+ Facebook Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry A health expert has said the timeline for free GP care set out by the Health Minister is likely to take longer than planned.The government aims to have it in place by 2016 but the first stage of that plan – extending it to everyone on the Long Term Illness Scheme – is already around two years behind schedule due to legal reasons.Possible options on how free GP care might be introduced are set to go before a Cabinet sub-committee.Charles Normand is the Edward Kennedy Professor of Health Policy and Management at Trinity College Dublin. He says any scheme would realistically take up to four years to put in place.”Well I think to put in place the extra GPs and the extra capacity probably would take 3 to 4 years; so I think any timescale probably should be envisaged on that sort of level” he said.”But some of the changes could be made within the next 6 months or a year without doing any great harm, because the numbers involved could be quite small” he added. WhatsApp Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Free GP care will take longer than planned, says expert Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – July 24, 2013 Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Previous articleStrabane District Council to carry out a water safety study following Newtownstewart drowning tragedyNext articleDubliners in favour of elected mayor News Highland Pinterest
News UpdatesTime For State To Identify Employees Of Other Sectors Who Can Be Allowed To Travel In Local Trains; Bombay HC After Allowing Lawyers & Registered Clerks [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap11 Oct 2020 10:37 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court while allowing lawyers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and registered clerks to travel in local trains, observed that time has come for the State government to identify employees/staff of other sectors too who could gradually be allowed to avail suburban train services.Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni were hearing a batch of PILs and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court while allowing lawyers in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and registered clerks to travel in local trains, observed that time has come for the State government to identify employees/staff of other sectors too who could gradually be allowed to avail suburban train services.Division bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta and Justice GS Kulkarni were hearing a batch of PILs and a writ petition seeking inclusion of lawyers in the list of essential services that are allowed to travel in local trains. Previously, in an order dated September 15, the bench had allowed lawyers attending the High Court to travel in local trains on an experimental basis.On Friday’s hearing, Court allowed laywers appearing before other courts across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region to apply before the registrar specially designated for the purpose by the seniormost magistrate at the concerned station, for issuance of certificates permitting travel of lawyers by local train for attending remand proceedings. Whereas, registered clerks required to attend the principal seat for the purpose of physical filing of matters, were asked to apply through email to the designated Registrar of the High Court seeking a day’s pass. As reported earlier, Advocate General of Maharashtra AA Kumbhakoni vehemently argued that people were failing to follow the basic preventive measures against the virus while travelling in locals. He submitted a letter by the Divisional Railway Manager’s Office, Commercial Department, Mumbai Central, Western Railway listing out 14 categories of essential services staff, who have been permitted to travel in EMU trains on demand from the State Government. Employees of the ‘judiciary’ and ‘dabbawalas’ are included in the said list. Apart from suburban train services, BEST has been operating a sizable number of buses in Mumbai as well as beyond Mumbai limits, AG Kumbhakoni informed the bench. He also submitted that the number of buses presently plying would be doubled in the MMR. Moreover, AG Kumbhakoni said-“While opening up activities as part of the “Mission Begin Again” initiative in a phased manner, the State has shown its keenness to ensure that more public transport facilities are made available but keeping an eye on the capacity of the public sector to treat patients infected by COVID-19. The prevailing conditions being still grim, the Government is taking a judicious approach to ensure that the number of Covid-19 infected patients does not exceed the capacity.”AG Kumbhakoni assured the bench that the Government intends to hold joint deliberations with the Railways shortly, of appropriate measures being devised to cater to the needs of not only the lawyers and their registered clerks, but also employees/staff working in other sectors. However, for the present, it would not be advisable to allow train services being made available to employees/staff of all sectors. Senior Advocate Dr.Milind Sathe appeared on behalf of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. He placed before the bench a chart showing the names of the bar associations, the number of members of such associations and the number of registered clerks who normally travel by train for reaching Courts at Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar. According to him, it has not been possible to ascertain the exact number of lawyers who would be inclined to physically appear before the judicial fora to conduct their respective cases as well as the number of their registered clerks because of shortage of time, but given the situation that not all 9030 lawyers would have cases fixed on any particular day, on a reasonable estimation not more than 25% of such lawyers would be required to travel on any single day. Appearing on behalf of the Railways, ASG Anil Singh submitted that the problem of overcrowding in trains is acute during 8 am to 10 am and 4 pm to 7 pm. He urged that though increasing the frequency of suburban train services is a necessity, it would be proper if staggered office timings for different sectors are introduced to avoid crowd gathering on platforms at the same time and surge in cases of infection.After hearing all parties, the bench observed-“It is quite true that the pandemic has severely affected lives and livelihood of a large cross-section of the society, including lawyers and the registered clerks, and the local bar associations would like the Courts to resume physical hearings. While taking note of the concern expressed on their behalf, we cannot overlook the interest of the judicial officers posted at the Courts in the MMR as well as the staff functioning there. Allowing the Courts to function normally, as in pre-pandemic days, still appears to be at some distance. Opening up the doors of the suburban trains for all the lawyers and their registered clerks to attend Courts in the MMR would also not be advisable, lest the numbers rise and the State is unnecessarily burdened with more cases requiring provisions for additional health and medi-care services. Survival in these difficult times has to be the foremost concern. That the State has been opening up and permitting more and more activities on easing of lockdown restrictions is no doubt encouraging but complacency at any cost has to be avoided. The priority sector of essential service providers has been identified. We wish to give directions hereafter for the benefit of the lawyers and the registered clerks. Now, it is time for the State to identify employees/staff of other sectors too who could gradually be allowed to avail suburban train services. We are conscious that some time would be required for such purpose but the effort must start in the right earnest immediately.”The next date of hearing is October 19.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Story
Employers must not panic into believing they have a duty to provide areference following a recent landmark case.Last month Belinda Coote was awarded £200,000 damages against GranadaHospitality which refused to supply a reference after she left the firm. Shehad filed a claim of sex discrimination against Granada, which was settled outof court.But her case concerned an act of discrimination and was not specific toissuing references.”She [Coote] won because she was victimised,” said John McMullen,head of employment law at Pinsent Curtis.”There is no duty to provide a reference, save for particular industrysectors.”The exceptions are principally financial services and health and socialcare, where it is impossible to work without a reference and hiring anindividual implies a duty to provide one.In most other sectors an employer who is unhappy about a former employee’sperformance, but has no evidence to indicate wrong-doing, is therefore free todecline.McMullen added that employers sometimes decline references to protect theirinterests. “People are so scared about writing references because the lawhas developed in terms of liability for negligent references.”People think they are better off not writing one.”Caroline Carter, a partner at corporate law firm Ashurst Morris Crisp, saidthe subject of references is becoming a legal minefield.She is advising clients to review policies on references in the light of thecase.”They must look at what their staff handbook says about givingreferences. If an individual leaves service after any tribunal proceedings, theagreement reached with them must take references into account.”By Philip Whiteley• Coote’s claim was a landmark case when it reached the European Court ofJustice in 1998 because it ruled that discrimination claims could be filed foractions against an ex-employee. It referred the case back to a Britishtribunal, which gave its judgement last month. UK law restricted discrimination claims to current employees, but the courtruled that the European Equal Treatment Directive extends rights to staff whohave left. Coote had lodged a claim of sex discrimination against Granada in1993 and reached an out-of-court settlement. But when applying for a new postshe was refused a reference. Comments are closed. Reference case award stirs up law confusionOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.